LUST – a love of your own gratification that renders love and devotion to God and others secondary. It is a self-indulgent extravagance, a worship of personal wants.
Read 1 John 2:15-17
As powerful as lust is, it is dying. We experience this in life all the time. When an animal knows death is coming, it fights its hardest to stay alive. It should not surprise us that lusts fight hard as we attempt to drive them out of our hearts. They don’t want to die.
The lusts and desires of this world are nothing before the new life that Jesus gives us, but we must live that life to defeat our lusts.
Jesus, help me to live your new, overflowing life. Release my hold on the things of this world and transform me into your image. Help me love; help me give; help me to lead. May your desires – the hope of the world – be mine.